Andrea Sutton

Head of Safety and Security

Rio Tinto

Andrea Sutton is the Head of Safety and Security for Rio Tinto.  Prior to this role, Andrea has had over 20 years in the mining and minerals industry which includes extensive operational, technical and corporate experience.

Her roles included Managing Director and Chief Executive at Energy Resources of Australia, and within Rio Tinto, Andrea has been the Managing Director with the Support Strategy Review team, General Manager – Operations at the Bengalla mine and General Manager – Infrastructure within Iron Ore.  Andrea is a member of AusIMM, Engineers Australia, AICD and CEW.


Other Panellists

Amanda Weir

Amanda Weir


Head of Geoscience and Resource Engineering

BHP Olympic Dam
Steve Hunt

Steve Hunt


Chief Advisor Orebody Knowledge at Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto
John Ralston

Prof. John Ralston


Emeritus Laureate Professor

University of South Australia
Paul Heithersay

Paul Heithersay


Deputy Chief Executive

Department of the Premier and Cabinet